I mean if that's the case, then we'd have the 'football team defense.'" In his testimony, Banks said teammates had long bullied him because he was smaller, and called him gay because had a girlfriend and didn't rack up a "body count" of women he slept with at college.
Defense lawyer Scruggs added that Banks was "clearly under duress." "He is the classic example of someone who has been abused by a group, whether it be a football team, a fraternity, or any other group nowadays, that requires complete loyalty, complete obedience," Scruggs said.
He will be required to register as a sex offender for life. You can read the victim’s full statement below, via the Santa Clara County district attorney: Your honor, If it is all right, for the majority of this statement I would like to address the defendant directly.
You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.
Most female victims of intimate partner violence were previously victimized by the same offender, including 77% of females ages 18 to 24, 76% of females ages 25 to 34, and 81% of females ages 35 to 49.[x]81% of women who experienced rape, stalking, or physical violence by an intimate partner reported significant short- or long-term impacts such as post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms and injury.[iii]An estimated 13% of women and 6% of men have experienced sexual coercion in their lifetime (i.e.
unwanted sexual penetration after being pressured in a nonphysical way).
The players were encouraging each other, laughing and smiling, prosecutors said.
Banks contended that if he didn't join in, he would face a beating — if not right away, then at practice or some other time.
The two phrases are often used interchangeably, but date rape specifically refers to a rape in which there has been some sort of romantic or potentially sexual relationship between the two parties.
Many artists and writers were inspired by the story, including Shakespeare, Botticelli, Rembrandt, Dürer, Artemisia Gentileschi, Geoffrey Chaucer, and Thomas Heywood.
Rape is a type of sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent.
He said a player "can't escape that football atmosphere." Assistant District Attorney Roger Moore said during the trial that Banks made a choice to participate.
He also left the woman lying on the ground in the hallway in the early morning hours, "like a piece of trash laid out for the garbage collectors to pick up," Moore said.